Sunday, July 30, 2017

Grass has been cut.....

Grass has been cut - somewhat. But it feels better and I am planning on going back next Tuesday to finish the job I started out in the country. The weather is predicted to be a little cooler and things might be a bit better.

I did get the front of the old house cut, got every thing "Round-up"ed, trees trimmed, and I hope that will make my job much easier on Tuesday. My wife will be busy at her 'job' working for our son and I will be out doing what I love doing - just cutting grass, enjoying the breeze, watching the birds, and just 'thinking' to myself.

Life does not get any better than that. I have several small trees to cut down, bushes to trim, grapes to check on, Satsuma's to check on, pears and figs to check on and stick/limbs to cut up but it's all in a day's work out there.

But I LIKE going out there even IF it does cost me money. It gives me something to do and gets me out of my chair at home. Then when I get back I can cut my city yard again if I feel like it or wait another day to do it.

I will try to get ahold of the administrator of the Simon Youth Academy  about the job that is being offered me for this fall. I am LOOKING forward to getting back to "teaching" and I know it is what God has in store for me to just bring me out of my 'funk'. It is just mentoring high school youth but it is the part of me that hated leaving teaching in the first place. And I can make a few bucks in the meantime.

Life is good - I hope - for the best.

My numbers continue to look really great. My BP numbers are good, my BS numbers are really strong and my weight is continuing to fall. Six months ago I was at 242ish and that was down from 440 when I had surgery six years ago but now it has fallen to 207 and it keeps falling. Slowly but surely. It tends to scare me just a bit but I'm okay as it falls slowly. Should make my doctor happy.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

My car - FINALLY....

I finally have my car. My wife loaned me the money to get my car out of the shop and paid - temporarily - my deductible. I guess she did not want to leave me again today without any mode of transportation. I could have managed but I will gladly take my car after it has been in the shop nearly a full month.

Things have gone well since we have been back from our LONG, TIRING trip to North Carolina. I am glad that's over and don't want to do that again - at least not the same way. If we go back again, we will fly. It would be cheaper and faster.

I hope to go out to country later this week to cut grass. It has been almost a month since I was out there the last time but with rain, the trip, more rain; I'm hopping things are not completely overgrown.

I have a few items I need to take care of around here since the rain is no longer an issue. I have weed eating, Round-up spraying, and a few other chores to take care of here first before I can head out to country later this week.

Having my own car back is a very nice touch so I can drive myself to get a few things done.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Back home from the wedding

We are back home from the wedding of our grandson in North Carolina. It was a huge amount of traveling - 5 days of just driving/traveling out of 7 days gone from home. Never again says my wife. We will fly and cut down on hotels, gas, meals, etc.

Our cat seemed to do well all by himself during that time. Our dog - well we are going to pick him up this morning. And I hope to get my car - finally - this morning also.

Life can finally get back to normal. I'm oning to cut grass at our city home today and our country home tomorrow - weather permitting.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Someone else is reading....

It seems someone else is reading this blog but it came to me by a lone email about a very old blog. A former student teacher , which should tell you how old the writer/blog reader is, just sent me an email about one of my blogs from back in October. But hey, she blogs from time to time also.

I have gotten an email that just might get me back into teaching - kind of, sort of, maybe. It's a mentor's position helping at-risk, high school students. It pays a MINIMAL SALARY but who cares. It would get me out of the house, put me to doing what I should be doing, and it will use my tech skills, reasoning skills, and allow me to work with kids; something my brain has been screaming for years. God MAY have found me a place to use my talents and be a creative person - even if it is just a part-time job.

I saw the story on the local news and my wife and I BOTH looked at each other and she pointed at me and I said MAYBE. So I emailed the head of the program the next morning. I am so happy.

I got all the grass cut; plus got the yard weed-eated and soon afterwards, it began to rain  now - but I don't care.

It rain but later I took the dog out for a bit. My wife is/was tied up working at our son's pizza place.








Monday, July 10, 2017

At least I KNOW someone is reading...

At least I KNOW someone is reading my blog. It's better than no one at least.

The trash truck finally came by, it's a day late but hey they needed the fourth off too. I take that, at least THEY keep tp their schedule unlike the auto repair shop that DOESN'T. They told me yesterday that they "found" more damage then they estimated for and had to get ahold of the insurance company and car wont be ready for another few days. I told them just to HOLD my car when they finish it 'cuz I leaving for an out of state wedding. They can just hold in their VERY LIMITED parking area for 7-10 days - just like they TOLD me 11 days ago.

How much damage can you find in a scratch? I think they are just trying to rip off the insurance company. Plus they have ripped me off by not starting the repair work UNTIL 7-8 days after I was told to bring it in. THEN they found an issue - bullc*&%*.

They will get nothing but complains from me and no recommendations either.

We gave away the last kitten to a good home. They have a small son and a small dog that is the same age as the kitten almost. The couple seemed nice and very happy as we presented them with the kitten. All smiles around.

We made plans for the first night of our "wedding trip" by booking a room at a Drury Inn. We have stayed at Drury's before. They are great, breakfast, supper, snacks, good clean rooms and right on our route. Can't get much better than that.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

I don't know anything...

I don't seem to know anything about anything. Our granddaughter DID NOT come to spend time with us yesterday. I was given ORDERS to book a hotel for our NC trip in a couple of weeks but I wasn't given the card number so I could book it. Then I WAS given the card number but told.... oh well, I did book it. But I still don't know how long it will take to drive there. It's a 1,070+ trip and I have no clue as to when - what time - we are going to leave.

Are we going to stop in Atlanta? Birmingham? Augusta? Charlotte? I just KNOW I have book our hotel for the wedding stay but that's it. I do know our son, his long-time girlfriend and his daughter are traveling with us - there and back - which limits our "vacation" time.

I had hoped to stop and visit my own cousin in Pensacola on the way back but that may or may not be a possibility. I'm not making the plans I guess.

After several days I have "learned" several things. 1) My son and his family is flying to NC not driving with us. They are leaving Sunday after the wedding and flying back. 2) My brother and his wife are leaving Sunday also for Savannah which will leave us alone up there. 3) Therefore we cancelled our stay for Sunday night and well go ahead a travel to Pensacola.

Well, at least now "I know something". Not all good news but "something".



Monday, July 3, 2017

Another week has come and gone..

Today/nearly today starts a whole new month. I still don't have my car, I'm trying to plan our trip for our grandson's wedding but I'm told to but told not to because I can't pay for it but I'm supposed to plan it. I have been given a note showing the dates of ABOUT when but I don't know if and when my son can leave his work behind.

I don't know if and when we are going to stop the first night on the way there - it's a 1,070+ mile trip to NC - do we drive it in one day or not. My son, his long-time girl-friend and his daughter is going with us so I don't know what TIME we are leaving. I was going to plan it but I got up the other morning and my wife said she knew what hotel we were going to stay at - but could not tell me two days, three, four, five days, nothing.

Oh well, I'll "book" it - I hope - whenever I told too. I will just go read a book till then. Our granddaughter is coming to spend part of the day today but I can't tell you when because I don't get told these things.

More of my "I don't knows" later.

Happy 4th of July coming up. I do know that.